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Asger Hamerik

Symphonies 3-4

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

Asger Hamerik, composer

During his lifetime Asger Hamerik was the best known Danish composer after Niels W. Gade outside Denmark. He studied in Copenhagen with Gade and J.P.E. Hartmann, in Berling with Hans von Bülow and finally in 1864-69 in Paris with Hector Berlioz. In the years 1871-98 he worked in the USA as director of the consercatory of the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. His oeuvre includes four operas, seven symphonies and a series of Nordic Suites.

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Symphony no. 3 in E major op. 33 "Symphonie lyrique" (1883-84)

I Largo-Allegro molto vivace

11:02 Play $2.80

II Allegro grazioso

3:48 Play $1.40

III Andante sostenuto

9:51 Play $2.10

IV Allegro con spirito

9:56 Play $2.10
Symphony no. 4 in C major op. 35 "Symphonie majestueuse" (1888-89)

I Largo-Allegro impetuoso

13:27 Play $2.80

II Adagio espressivo

10:01 Play $2.80

III Allegro moderato

5:04 Play $2.10

IV Maestoso e solenne

9:44 Play $2.10
Total playing time  73 minutes

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Recorded at Helsingborg Concert Hall, Sweden, on 4-5 September and 16-17 December 1997

Recording producer: Michael Petersen
Sound engineer: Michael Petersen

Cover painting: "From Halland", Sweden by Joakim Skovgaard (1880), Randers Kunstmuseum

dacapo acknowledges with gratitute, the financial support of Familien Hede Nielsens Fond, Beckett Fonden and Dansk Frimurer Orden.

Label: Dacapo

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: 8.224088

Barcode: 730099978828

Release month: July 1998

Period: Late Romantic


"Die 3. und 4. Symphonien führen den hohen künstlerischen Standard der Edition fort, dank des Helsingborg SO und Thomas Dausgaard" (Kulturspiegel)

"Thomas Dausgaard hat das rechte Temperament, die vielfältigen gestischen Facetten der Musik energiereich zum Leben zu erwecken" (Klassik Heute)

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